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How to navigate the docking windows using the keyboard in WinForms Docking Manager?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: DockingManager |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: December 5, 2019

Navigation with keyboard support

Docking Manager has the BrowsingKey property which can be used for this purpose. To Navigate through other docking windows, assign any key listed in the Properties Grid to this property. The following code snippet illustrates this functionality.

C#

//This will set key F12
this.dockingManager1.BrowsingKey = System.Windows.Forms.Keys.F12 ;
//This will set Ctrl+Shift+F12 as browsing key
dockingManager1.BrowsingKey=((System.Windows.Forms.Keys)(Enum.Parse(typeof(Keys), "F12, Shift, Control")));

 

VB

'This will set key F12
Me.dockingManager1.BrowsingKey = System.Windows.Forms.Keys.F12
'This will set Ctrl+Shift+F12 as browsing key
Me.DockingManager1.BrowsingKey = CType(Enum.Parse(typeof(Keys), "F12, Shift, Control"),System.Windows.Forms.Keys)

 

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